As Twitchy reported earlier, “real journalist” David Chalian got busted and canned for jackassishly asserting that the Romneys are fiddling “while black people drown.” Righteously indignant Twitterers quickly called Chalian out for his callous race-baiting, but several members of the lapdog media decided that what he really needed was a good cuddle. The Washington Post’s Rachel Weiner, whose lapdoggitude we’ve documented before, clearly fell into the latter category, and she “reported” on the story by writing off Chalian’s remarks as a “joke.”
A joke? Really? Because nobody’s laughing.
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) August 29, 2012
So David Chalian's comments get defended as "a joke" but Romney's birth cert joke is a racist dog whistle?
— Justin Higgins (@JustinHiggins) August 29, 2012
David Chalian apology – This is ludicrous. It wasn't a joke. It was a BELIEF. He was offering what he thinks..to CHUCKLES fr/ the others
— Melvin Udall (@Melvin_Udall_) August 29, 2012
— David (@oregonlt3) August 29, 2012
Pathetic, it was a "joke" bulsh "David Chalian apologizes to Romneys" http://t.co/LySEGjYZ
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 29, 2012
If that Chalian thing was a joke, I don't get it.
— Christine (@cmdeb) August 29, 2012
Neither do we. The only joke here is The Washington Post and its pathetic defense of Chalian’s racism.